Law and Policy


Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) addresses the media at the Capitol Aug. 31 with other lawmakers, activists, and community organizers. The group was gathered to call out Republicans to act on the governor's package of police reform bills. That did not happen. (Photo © Andy Manis)
The Racial Disparities Task Force Created After Jacob Blake Shooting Is Finally Meeting This Week

Task force created as alternative to GOP-led Legislature meeting to pass Governor’s package of police reform bills.

Inmates spend time in the Eau Claire County Jail. (Contributed photo)
ACLU Calls on Gov. Evers to Stick to His Pledge to Release More Low-Risk Inmates

American Civil Liberties Union cites COVID-19 racing through prisons. Commentary from Research Fellow Wil Steebs.

Photo courtesy the Office of the Governor.
Militia Planned to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Put Her On ‘Trial’ In Wisconsin, FBI Says

Six conspirators were charged with attempts to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday, as well as discussing other ways to overthrow Michigan's government.

Jim Palmer is executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, the state's largest law enforcement organization. (Photo provided)
Op-Ed: A Blueprint for Change Is Critical for Communities and Cops Alike

Jim Palmer, executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, says the reform proposal “highlights our desire to help facilitate meaningful action on these issues. And act we must.”

Noble Wray expert for Jacob Blake shooting.
State Taps Former Madison Police Chief to Investigate Jacob Blake Shooting

Noble Wray will serve as an independent expert consultant for the Kenosha County district attorney.

Authorities disperse protesters out of a park Tuesday, Aug. 25, in Kenosha. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
ACLU: Militia in Kenosha Got ‘Free Pass’ While Police Cracked Down on Protesters

Group says curfew violations should not depend on whether cops agree or disagree with who’s out late.

U-Haul taken by police
Church Demands Police Return Confiscated Supplies and Give Them to BLM Protesters

Confiscation by officers in unmarked vehicles continues a practice by law enforcement that has been occurring in Black communities for decades.